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Twins’ Miguel Sano denies assault allegation

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

A photographer is accusing Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, center, of grabbing her wrist and trying to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session. Betsy Bissen accused Sano on Thursday in a tweet, saying what he did amounted to assault. (Andy Clayton-King / Associated Press)
A photographer is accusing Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, center, of grabbing her wrist and trying to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session. Betsy Bissen accused Sano on Thursday in a tweet, saying what he did amounted to assault. (Andy Clayton-King / Associated Press)

A female photographer who has covered the Minnesota Twins accused Miguel Sano of assault, posting on Twitter that the All-Star third baseman grabbed her wrist and tried to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session at a mall. Betsy Bissen tweeted Thursday that she screamed and resisted Sano until he gave up “after a solid 10 minutes of fighting.” Bissen, who has worked for publications including the popular fan blog Twins Daily, said in her tweet she feared that telling her story would cost her access to photographing Twins games. In a statement, Sano said he “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Major League Baseball has begun an investigation, said spokesman Pat Courtney. The Twins said they only learned of the allegation on Thursday. – AP

 

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